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Bioengineers team with high school students to study age-related heart disease as part of STEM outreach program

Bioengineering professor Adam Engler needed to answer a question: Do genetic mutations in the heart, mutations that are common in humans as we age and that are correlated with poor heart function, also contribute to a shortened lifespan? To help find the answer, Engler turned to a group of biology students at High Tech High School in San Diego. Read More »  Watch Video »

New Dean of Biological Sciences

This is the first of a three-part series introducing our new incoming vice chancellor and deans

New Dean of Biological Sciences Seeks to Improve Undergraduate Experience

Biology majors and students taking undergraduate biology courses will see some new changes to improve the undergraduate experience this year, according to William McGinnis, who was recently named dean of the Division of Biological Sciences. Read More »

The Atlantic Meets the Pacific Forum

Optimism Meets Pessimism at The Atlantic Meets the Pacific Forum

If there’s one thing the science, health and technology thought leaders at last week’s The Atlantic Meets the Pacific forum can agree on, it’s this: “Things are going to break a lot more before they get better.” Read More »

Taking A Mindful Approach to the BRAIN Initiative

Taking A Mindful Approach to the BRAIN Initiative

As the epicenter of scientific innovation, California must take bold and prompt action to capitalize on the short- and long-term benefits of the BRAIN Initiative,” said Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-East Bay). Read More »

Three Orchids for UC San Diego

Three Orchids for UC San Diego

"Fallen Star,“ the small blue house that seems to dangle off the edge of Jacobs Hall, has been awarded the 2013 Grand Orchid by the San Diego Architectural Foundation. Deemed “nothing short of brilliant” by a seven-person jury, “Fallen Star,” by Korean artist Do Ho Suh, is the 18th sculpture commissioned by UC San Diego's Stuart Collection of public art. Read More »

2013 Meet the Beach

Meet the Beach 2013

Thousand of students turned out for Meet the Beach near Scripps Pier Sept. 28, the finale event to UC San Diego’s Welcome Week.

La Jolla Playhouse WoW Festival

La Jolla Playhouse WoW Festival

The 2013 Without Walls (WoW) Festival was a four-day explosion of site-specific theatre that took place Oct. 3 to 6 in the La Jolla Playhouse Theatre District.


Government Shutdown

See the most complete and up-to-date information about the federal government's shutdown and its impact on sponsored research. Includes a shutdown Q&A and a link to submit your questions. More Information »

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UC San Diego Recognized Internationally as Premier University by Times Higher Education


NSF Awards $12 Million to SDSC to Deploy “Comet” Supercomputer

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Rock the Hunger

Rock the Hunger, October 4-25

Benefits Town Hall

Benefits Town Hall, October 15




UC San Diego Hazmat Team Triumphs in Annual Competition

For the second year in a row, UC San Diego’s Hazardous Material Response Team has won the right to call itself the best in the county. The team competed and triumphed recently in the “Hazcat,” an annual competition hosted by the County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health’s Hazardous Materials Division. Read More »


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Retroactive Bi-weekly Pay Increase

Reappointment of Mary Walshok as Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Programs and Dean of University Extension

Call For Freshman and Senior Seminar Program Proposals


Flu Season is Coming!

Mentor an Undergraduate Researcher through the UCSD Faculty Mentor Program

Passing of Emeritus Research Professor Avrum Stroll



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Men’s Soccer Takes Sixth Consecutive Win, 1st in South Division


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Conversations With Stalin

Conversations With Stalin

By Eleanor Antin
Department of Department of Visual Arts


Surf’s Up, and So Is the Curtain at This Festival
The New York Times, Oct. 8

Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded to Pair Who Theorized Higgs Boson
Los Angeles Times, Oct. 8

Brain Initiative a Unique Opportunity for San Diego
U-T San Diego, Oct. 3

Biotech Cluster Gets Serious Star Power
U-T San Diego, Oct. 5

NSF Awards $12 Million to Deploy Comet Supercomputer
R&D Magazine, Oct. 7

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